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tax on alcohol goes up 3%. for more information, go to wjla.com. >>> the big holiday getaway is about to get under way. this year, the highways may not be the busiest. >> aaa says the number of holiday drivers will drop this year and a number of air travelers will increase. we go live to reagan national airport where travelers are already heading out this morning. >> that's right passengers traveling through the three area airports should brace for cross because aaa mid-atlantic says local air travel is up 22%. 784,000 dc/metro area drivers will travel by car, aaa says that is down by almost 3% from the same time last year. roads and highways should be a little less crowded even as drivers are enjoying lower gas prices. aaa says most americans will be staying close to home this year. the average distance travelled this week and will be about 573 miles which is down 7% compared to 2010. for those in the city, that will have much to look forward to. on the national mall, organizers are gearing up for the fireworks and a parade. the maryland transportation authority says it is crucial to
like right now. it is interesting that after several days of tracking this air mass this big dome of high pressure that builds and tracks -- traps the heat underneath, now we are find -- finding the highest temperatures and heat index values on the east coast. air temperatures might be a degree or to higher tomorrow. the heat index may be up to four degrees higher tomorrow and the same on saturday. 105 in raleigh, 113 in washington. 106 at the korea. showers and storms, a few over the southwestern appellations. and that is really about it because this high-pressure ridge is so dominant. the air is so hot and humid and unstable we could see a pop-up thunderstorms tomorrow and begin sunday afternoon. for friday, sunny hot and humid straight through. it will be up to about 102. the heat index will make it feel about 118 degrees in many place. -- many places. by next weekend we could be in the mid 90's. if you go to wjla.com and stay on the homepage, you'll find this gallery of pictures. it is fun to watch and we encourage you to submit pictures as well. that is a pig cooling-off peri
. we will show you the video from earlier today. the weather has been the big story today. you will see some lightning strikes right near the launch pad. there was a meeting that just began at 4:30 this afternoon. they're trying to determine if there has been any sustainable damage. they are out there walking launchpad bird table continue to do that throughout the night looking for any other issues. 70% sounds like a daunting number of. but they have actually launched here with a 90% chance that it would not happen. the last thing you want to do is scrubbed the launch for another day or so and it turns out that the weather is beautiful. it does not look good right now but they will continue to look at it. >> it is business as usual until they decide whether or not -- and they will make that decision. it will happen in the wee hours tomorrow morning. >> 2:00. >> able prepare for the final launch pad today i got a tour. they are inviting all of 11 astronauts to witness this launch. we got a chance to a call -- to talk to them. we will have that letter for you. >> ok. we will keep our fing
tang rouse job, bomb disposal. >> it's a big deal for the country and the guys behind you. i saw an opportunity to do a little bit more. >> reporter: he's from dalton, georgia. a father of a 2-year-old boy. on this day, a tip comes in. jones and his team prepare for a tough day. >> bad day is coming out and doing our jobs and something going on. >> reporter: there are no big bomb suits. they prepare to detonate the ied. there's an achingly long silence, an then -- the blast rings in our ears. we walk to the crater. a local resident says there are three more this the area. >> get them out of here. >> reporter: hearts pounding, we follow our own footsteps across the canal. >> it is a good day. >> reporter: after we leave, jones updates our team with facebook messages. >> we have worked more ieds than any marine team in the country since march. shortly after y'all left, things got pretty hairy. we spent a few days fighting a lot and ieds became more complex. >> reporter: things were about the get immeasurably worse. they're sent out on a routine mission. defuse bombs in five days. j
struggle than last nights loss to the cubs, it came up big tonight. then the club had a huge scare. he drills him in the face. he scored the first run. take another look. he had a glove up. it barely hits him under the left eye. enough to knock him out. later, a single. mark ellis. the nationals lose 3-2. he is happy his starter is ok. >> it is a manager's worst nightmare. we were fortunate that there was no damage. the good news the got his glove up to deflect it. i think is gonna be ok. that is a blessing. >> quite a blessing. let's go to fenway. this is why they call a big pot be. to deep right field. part of a eight run first inning. they had a tough night to say the least. just seven earned runs. as soon as free agency heads the caps got busy signing five new players. the caps exceeded the $64 million salary cap so in an effort to clear up some space they traded eric fehr. he was a third or fourth line guy but he was pretty popular as you can see in this winter classic. he was a fan favorite. the caps now get a fourth round pick in 2012 in exchange for fehr. derek cheater -- jeter
a million copies in a day. if you don't have experience with the iphone or ipads, you may be facing a big learning curve. >> it takes some time to get used to the changes. like any new operating system, a lot of people put up some resistance after using the same thing day in and day out. >> those wanting to transition more slowly can turn off some of the new features easily. i am rob nelson. >>> 5:18, to look at traffic and weather every ten minutes. -- time tyoo look at traffic and weather. it's getting toasty. >> today will be a day of rest. tomorrow and by friday, ready for nearly 100 degrees? >> i am not. >> in the mid-atlantic we can expect this. in annapolis at this hour, almost sunrise. it's 80 degrees at reagan national. 81 for the heat index derek hough 76 degrees currently in the district. alexandria, 80 degrees. our final stop in waldorf at 75 degrees. 70 in gaithersburg, 72 in winchester. 68 in martinsburg. cooler drier air well to the west and north. high pressure will eventually move off the coast, allowing heat and humidity and to rise late tomorrow. by friday and saturday
with another big change. brianne carter joins us live from arlington with details. >> metro riders are no strangers to metro track work on the weekends. rather than single tracking they will use a new approach. they will have shuttle buses are round the work that is being done. metro officials said this will help them complete the repair work faster. this weekend starting at 10:00 here at the east falls metro station, there will be free shuttle buses. that will happen from the station to the west falls the church station. this is the first of a series that will happen for the next 12 months on the weekend. the goal of the new track work is to get the work done faster. metro officials say this will allow the trains to operate more normally outside this war zone. the inconvenience of your customers. this will allow them to get those ntsb recommendations done 18 months sooner. this will last for the next year on the weekend. it starts tonight at 10:00. on the weekend of august 6 and 7, bus service will be between bethesda and rockville. there will be work on the blue and yellow line a
and already there are big changes in the organization. >> it could be a he or a she hiding behind the computer screen. >> not just kids are victims of cyber belize. the website allowing the comments hi, we're looking to save some money on our car insurance. great! at progressive, you can compare rates side by side so you get the same coverage often for less. wow! that is huge! [ disco playing ] and this is to remind you that you could save hundreds! yeah, that'll certainly stick with me. we'll take it. go, big money! i mean, go. it's your break, honey. same coverage, more savings. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> when website at lets people express their positive and negative opinions. >> 1 user is saying they were attacked personally many times. >> she studied business and worked as an investor -- worked as an investment banker and then move back home to alexandria to follow her dream. the cdo opened its doors in april and she's a small business owner. at first it got amazing reviews on yelp but one posting caught her eye. >> it caught my eye.
. >>> hundreds of people face losing power due to a big problem between a condo association and pepco. the parkway condominiums in bladensburg. stephen tschida as the story you will see only on abc 7. >> the warnings took some residents by surprise. >> pepco distributed a notice monday that the power is going to be turned off. >> there are 108 units and there's fear about elevators no longer running fanlights and air-conditioning going off. >> i will have to rely on family. i don't know what other people will do. >> i pay $425 per month for a condo fees. >> that is supposed to cover the electric bill. angry owners confronted the board members responsible for paying the bills. they wanted to know why pepco did not get paid $90,000. >> we don't have the money to pay pepco at present. >> 20% of the units are in foreclosure and half of the other owners are behind on condo fees. >> in this room right now i could put my finger probably on less than 10 people who have paid their fees on a regular basis. >> but some owners did not by the explanation. >> even if people are not paying, you have
over this one fast. >> we have a lot to look forward to. we have a big weekend series. we look forward to winning the series bling idiots colorado. >> -- winning the series in colorado. >> look at espinoza on his knees, thrust the first to get the out. unbelievable. just one complete motion. he could be their future shortstop. he defies gravity. he has now earned sports centers top plays. he sent a bullet to first for the outbreak he does not even break that line. the indians when 5-4. rather than wait for the n.c.a.a. to deal out punishment, the ohio state are doing that themselves. the school vacated all 12 of its victories from 2010. this comes on the heels of the head coach resigning. other measures officially taken to date include a five game suspensions of five players involved in violations. those players sold paraphernalia for cash. breaking news, capstans. he was traded in exchange for a fourth round pick in 2012. he was the start of the winter classic. he scored two goals against pittsburgh but he suffered from a shoulder season late and this season. now he gets to go home. o
. >> the concert in the capital, notwould have to be insane to attend. a star-studded concert is on tap with big names such as s, steve martin, and others expected to perform. >> ♪ >> >> jimmy smits will host for the time. being in the nation's r this holiday is about much more than a show. >> i think about what the forward fathers put when they first wrote that document and what it all means. when you see the young people that come from walter reed in bethesda that have made sacrifices to keep those words in our minds, it puts it all in perspective for me. >> that perspective was shared visiting this weekend. it's wonderful. it's a great cultural link to see. there's so much diversity. it's overwhelming. culturalreat thing to see. >>> it's muggy outside. uncomfortable. temperatures the on the weatherbug network to give you a selection. 72 degrees in herndon, 70 in culpeper. 69 in brandywine. .8 in bowie 91 is the high temperature for about 3:00 p.m. i expect under storms at time man in the request of the metro southward. --ing i expect thunderstorms at that time. most of the storms will be ou
thuman. >> thanks for waking up with us. i am pamela brown. the big story and today is the heat moving in again. steve rudin. >> another hot and humid afternoon. even harder -- hotter tomorrow and for the weekend. it's 80 degrees at reagan national airport. in the mountains to the west, martinsburg and winchester and cumberland and gaithersburg looking at morning temperatures in the 60's. we have the satellite and radar showing high pressure moving off the coast. that will signal a change in the wind direction. the lower michigan and northern ohio, there are storms that will fizzle out as a move toward us but the clouds will keep us a couple degrees cooler than we originally thought today. heat cranking up tomorrow for the daytime. highs this afternoon 89-94. in the overnight, skies clearing and the wind will change out of the south. the mid 60's to mid to upper 70's. 95-100 tomorrow with heat index around 105. letson an update on the rush hour commute with lisa baden. >>> a quiet morning. metro rail, marc rail, vre texting in just fine, no accidents to report as far as interstate trav
, july 28. >> i am pamela brown and want to begin with traffic and weather every 10 minutes and the big story is that the heat is once again moving in. steve rudin is here. >>> are looking at another hot and humid day. hottest of the days will come to more with daytime highs approaching 100 degrees. 79 degrees at reagan national airport and at dulles at 70. 66 in winchester and satellite and westchester shows -- satellite and radar shows we have clouds moving in for the afternoon and temperatures will be around 89-95 degrees depending on how much sun we receive. nighttime lows will fall into the 60's and the day tomorrow will not be so bad. it will be hot and humid, i should say the heat index will be around 105 degrees. >>> 66 and 95 as a normal volume of traffic but no accidents. 270 southbound has delays between 1008209. this is the beltway near andrews air force base. if you take route 5 out of wall dark to go to clinton, it is smooth and no problems on route 4. we will have newschopper7 and a little while. >>> more tough talk and action in the fight to raise the nation's debt ceili
. >>> still ahead, we'll come back >>> time is running out -- we have another big ipad2 giveaway on our facebook page and go to wjla.com/facebook. the deadline to enter is today at 4:00 p.m. and we will announce the lucky winners name on abc 7 news at 5:00. >>> the u.s. shuttle mission is over and we know the future of the international space station. nine years from now russia and its partners plan to plunge the international space station into the ocean. the russian agency said the iss is too heavy to be left in space as space junk and will keep using the station until 2020. it was lost in 1998 and was expected to stay in space for about 15 years. think about the billions of dollars that went into creating a bad. >> they did a lot of important research >>> are you ready for the heat and humidity? >> it is coming back. temperatures will be in the mid 90's tomorrow and 100 on friday. the chance for showers sunday and monday.
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at starbucks is up. the company reported a big jump in profits estimate. jetblue is offering a three- month passed for unlimited flights aimed at business travelers and allows last-minute bookings and changes, starting at $1,300. i am tanya rivero. >>> its point to be a hot day again. >> but not as hot as last week. when you're looking at 108 it feels about the same. >> we were talking about the last heatwave and decided we can deal with this. >> a sunshine right now in annapolis. we will look for temperatures to quickly and rebounds. 80 degrees at the airport. the heat index makes it feel like the upper 80's. children's hospital, good morning, 79 degrees there with little relief from the wind. 75 in alexandria. bethesda, 77 degrees currently. temperatures holding in the 60's, 70's, and 80's. heat index in the upper 80's in annapolis and reagan national. the heat advisory goes into effect at 11:00 this morningand will expire at 9:00 this evening. it stretches from the bay into the mountains. heat advisory today and heat index readings could be around 105-110 degrees. extreme heat in the car
payments >>> big pickup trucks are sitting on dealer lots and there is concerned there could be a price wars and lower profits earlier this year. the biggest backlog of inventory is the gmc full-size pickup. >>> the toyota prius sales should be last year's sales. the increase in sales was fuelled by high credit -- high gas prices. >>> back-to-school sales are starting early because stars are nervous about consumer spending despite the good retail spending numbers yesterday. last year, consumers spent more than $55 million on back-to- school shopping. >> thank you very much. the time is 6:19 and time for traffic and weather. >>> the rain will start late this morning and into the mid day and it will really had us this afternoon. to let the morning sunshine deceive you. there are some blue sky is mixed in with cloud cover pa but it will be an active afternoon. this is the drought monitor. a good portion of our viewing area is abnormally dry at the moment. agricultural speaking, it is a good thing. it could be too much of a good thing. that is why we have the flash flood watch that will tak
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